Octopai’s automated metadata management platform empowers organizations to achieve GDPR compliance more quickly, efficiently and hassle-free. Our GDPR experts are your partners on the path to compliance.
Auto-discover, access and retrieve your metadata in seconds
Chart full data lineage and trace the entire data journey
Automatically generate your metadata inventory
Identify privacy sensitive data instantly
Implement and track changes across systems (ETL, reporting)
Determine and analyze impact of changes on reports
GDPR Compliance Use Case: Prove 100% PII Erasure
You’ve got tons of data, but knowing exactly what you have and where to find it throughout all your different systems can be a nightmare.
The General Data Protection Regulation is meant to strengthen data protection for all EU residents by putting control over personal data in the hands of the people themselves. But GDPR 2018 doesn’t just affect Europeans. It requires companies all over the world that process data about any EU citizen to comply too.
Now organizations everywhere must get to know their data inside and outside, backwards and forwards.
“Without Metadata, an organization cannot manage its data as an asset.”
– DANA-DMBOK2 Data Managment Framework, pp 417-418, DAMA International
How Metadata Fits in to GDPR Compliance
To gain full clarity of the data an organization possesses, it must have access to the associated metadata, for only metadata can tell us where data comes from, where it resides in all the different systems, how it’s being used and by whom.
Metadata is key to governing your data. And if you can’t govern your data, well, you’re simply not going to be GDPR compliant.